Altamont Company Rifle Stocks – SHOT Show 2019

To be perfectly honest, before this SHOT Show I’d never heard of Altamont Company and I have a feeling that I wasn’t alone but many of us have probably held their product in our hands. Altamont Company has been a family owned business for 40 years, operating two facilities that encompass over 200,000 sq/ft.   I was forunate to stroll by their booth this year and be able to speak with them for a good while about their history and products.

Altamont Company has been an OEM provider of stocks and grips to some of the biggest companies in the industry like Beretta, Browning, Ruger, S&W, and Sig. So when I’ve say you’ve probably held an Altamont product and not even known it, you know what I mean.

This was just a small display of the grips that they’ve provided for customers, some of them are among the biggest names in the industry.

In addition to their 10/22 stocks, they can provide stocks inletted for Remington, Tikka, as well as others so they should be able to provide something for just about everyone.

I believe this year was also their first offering a 10/22 stock made completely from G10, which weighed about 5 lbs. It’d probably make an excellent stock if you wanted to put together a heavy 10/22 that won’t move, at all, for making tiny groups.   No word on final pricing or availability.

The Advanced Hunting Stock has the right blend of features for a do-all rimfire.

One of the stocks at their booth that really caught my eye was their Advanced Hunting Stock (KKC), which was very streamlined and European in a lot of ways. In fact, looking at the profile it sort of put me in the mind of one of the GRS precision rifle stocks.  The grip was very comfortable and the stock is totally adjustable too, you can raise and lower the cheek piece, as well as change the length of pull.  If you wanted to put together something that was a little less tactical for NRL or precision rimfire shooting, this might be an excellent option, MSRP according to the website is right around $200.

While perusing their pistol grips for 1911’s, revolvers, and other pistols, I checked out a set of their grips for a Ruger MkIV pistol.

I have a Ruger MkII Target from way back in the day and to be honest the stock pistol grips leave a lot to be desired.  It makes the grip feel to narrow in my hand and shooting it for long period of time gets a little uncomfortable.  Their grips filled my hand much better than the stock grip panels and gave the pistol a completely different feel, more balanced and more natural in the hand.  I wouldn’t have any qualms about getting a set for my pistol.

Altamont Company is also able to do some very impressive laser engraving and several of those stocks were on display.

I found the gang from Altamont Company to be very approachable and just a joy to talk to. If you’re in the market for an aftermarket stock I highly recommend you check them out.

For more information visit Altamont Company by clicking HERE.

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About the author: Ian Kenney Ian is a lifelong firearms enthusiast and veteran of the Global War on Terror. For over a decade, he has been actively competing in precision rifle and action shooting competitions. Ian has also contributed to multiple online publications, covering general firearms topics, precision rifles, and helping to improve the skills of shooters.

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  • Kane February 19, 2019, 9:47 am

    I own several handgun panels made by Altamont and these are this company produces the best product I have ever seen.

    My next purchase will probably be the 1911 NRA panels.

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